Tag "British Standards"

  • British Standards online beta search service

    BSOL are making improvements to their search service which you can try out in their beta search box. It has been designed to cope more easily with the numbering system used for draft standards. Also small numbers, such as BS4, will now come to the top of the results list instead of showing a mix of any number with a 4 in it. It should also now bring up all the parts in a series.

    Search within has also been improved – previously you could only put in a standard number at this point but now you can add keywords. BSOL have put “Give us some feedback” links by the beta search box so you can let them know what you think of the changes before they become permanent.

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  • Making more of British Standards online

    A few points from the recent visit of a BSOL training rep.:

    • -International standards – ISO and EN will be incorporated into the database if they are accepted in the UK. BSI are open to adopting an ISO as a British Standard if customers express a need for it.
    • -If you are interested in contributing to British Standards you can comment on drafts of standards in progress at http://drafts.bsigroup.com/
    • -It is possible for subject librarians to set up notifications to be forwarded on to you if you are interested in tracking particular standards – contact scieng@swansea.ac.uk if you are interested in this.
    • -The browse function on BSOL provides a useful way to look through standards on a subject area.
    • -Searching by standard number only searches the title of a document. For some searches it may be better to put the number into the keyword search box which will result in more hits containing that number.
    • -After you carry out a keyword search look out for the “Search within” box at the left which allows you to add in another term and refine your search further.
    • -You will also see on the left hand side options to look at results relating to particular industries, with a particular status, e.g. current, withdrawn. If you need to narrow down further, you can use the ics categories to pick out particular types of result (ICS is the International classification scheme for standards available at http://www.iso.org/iso/ics6-en.pdf).
    • -A list of the key Eurocode documents is available at https://bsol.bsigroup.com/upload/BSOL/Eurocodes%20in%20BSOL%2004%2003%202010.pdf

     If you need any help with British Standards contact your subject team at scieng@swansea.ac.uk

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  • British Standards Online: Lunchtime Workshop

    Wed. 24th March, 12-1 pm, PC Room 3 in the Library.

    BSI Online

    Ever wondered how to get the best out of British Standards Online? This session, run by a BSOL training manager, will help to demonstrate the best ways to search and also update you on new developments.

    For those in civil engineering, the new eurocodes will be available via British Standards online. BSI have produced a brochure, downloadable from www.bsigroup.com/eurocodes, giving publication dates for the new eurocodes along with brief articles on the changes.

    If you are interested in this database but unable to come to the session please let us know and we will try to arrange something similar or see you individually.

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